Not every achievement comes without a little struggle and these kids proved that comebacks can provide the sweetest of victories. Seated in 9th place going into round 3 might look like a bit of an uphill climb, but that didn’t deter the team from staying strong until the finish. Holding a tight, yet consistent, race through round 7 the Washington-Parks Academy was able to pull out a narrow victory. Like they always say, it’s not over… until it’s over.
Washington-Parks Academy, based in Redford is a Cornerstone Charter School. We were very impressed when we talked with the chess coach, Kevin Fite, about how this unbelievable program translates the strategy behind chess into real world thinking. In chess, it is known that to be a competitive player it is imperative to think ahead and make strong, confident decisions. This decisive thinking easily translates into life lessons and core values that are needed in everyday life. When we were approached about a partnership opportunity we jumped at the chance to be involved. It is with our sincerest pleasure we would like to give a HUGE congratulations to the Washington-Parks Jr. High School Champions!! We are so excited for you guys!!!